15 November 2018
UK Organic Congress 2018

Going for Growth – Transforming organic food and farming in the UK



4 September 2018
The Oak Award open for nominations

New award for outstanding contribution to the UK organic sector

17 August 2018
Global assessment of agricultural system redesign

Agricultural sustainability is delivering increases in productivity and improving the environment, and has spread to 163 million farms worldwide



20 August 2018
Tipping point in agricultural production

New study identifies that developing countries are winning the sustainable Intensification race

11th Organic Producers' Conference
Rising to the challenge: Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future

The 11th Organic Producers' Conference was held on Wednesday 1st February and Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

ORC’s annual Organic Producers’ Conference is the event where organic and other producers interested in ecological approaches to sustainable food production come together with researchers and advisers to share ideas on making agriculture perform better, for their businesses and society.

Organic Producers' Conference 2017

Session Proceedings

Download full conference programme with abstracts and biographies here

Opening plenary: Organic farming’s role in future food and farming policy

The Brexit decision opens up huge questions about food, farming and environmental policies in the UK. Can new UK policies respond better to addressing the big issues, including public health, climate change, soil and biodiversity conservation? What can organic food and farming, and the organic movement, contribute to this process? What issues should we be thinking about in developing future policy priorities, during this conference and beyond?

Closing plenary: Envisioning the way forward

What could the future of organic food and farming in the UK look like and how do we get there? What are the priorities for action in the next 12-24 months? The closing plenary will feature feedback from the different strands (presented by the rapporteurs from the pre-lunch workshops).

  • Summary of the closing plenary from workshop strands
  • Nic Lampkin (ORC): Envisioning a future for organic food and farming in the UK
  • Selected comments and conclusions
  • Conference proceedings